Some call it a man’s refuge (a survey conducted among men showed almost half of them, about 47%, said that they had spent a whole day in it). What are we talking about here? Well, it’s not a man cave (although that, too, is a place where many members of the male species stay). We’re actually talking about a shed. Yes, that small structure standing in one’s yard is where many men find themselves in either busy with something or not doing anything at all.
Sheds are used for a wide range of purposes. Some of the reasons for having one are quite common, while others are a bit more unusual, even strange. Here are some of the many uses for a shed:
Storage – This is actually the major purpose for sheds, especially the smaller ones. For those that do not have a garage, or even have one but is not big enough to accommodate all their tools, a shed is built for that purpose of storing things that are either take up too much space inside the house or can pose a hazard to people and even their pets if they have.
Garage – If your house did not come with a garage when you bought it and you can’t afford to build one, a shed can also serve as a covered parking spot for your car. Compared to a garage, this structure is easier and faster to put together, and at half the cost.
Mini-barn – If you have a farm, you can also this outbuilding for your animals or livestock, including their supplies. This structure can help protect your animals and food and straw from the elements. If it’s big enough, you can even store your farm equipment in it.
Man cave – Why not? If there’s no more space inside your house where you can pursue your hobbies with a passion, you can certainly use a shed as your own man cave. What makes it more advantageous is since it’s separate from the house, you really are in your own private hideaway if you make use of this structure as an outlet for your hobbies (where no one can disturb you).
Mini-lab – If you have a leaning towards science, you can certainly use this structure as your own laboratory where you can conduct your own scientific experiments. Who knows? You may just come up with the next big thing inside it.
These are some of the ways we can make use of a shed. Truly, this outbuilding can serve many a purpose, some of which may still be waiting to be discovered.